The Friends of Jamestown LIbrary Present:
The 2018 Winter International Film Series
Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 PM.
As "The Women's Balcony" (2016 release from Israel; 96 min.) opens, we see a group of people gathering at an Orthodox synagogue, to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah. The women participate from the synagogue's balcony, and then the unthinkable happens: the balcony crashes, causing a major injury to the Rabbi's wife, distressing the Rabbi so much that he decides to hole up in his house. The congregation needs an interim house of prayer and Rabbi. By happenstance, Rabbi David, an ultra-Orthodox, offers his services and the congregation eagerly accepts. However, it's not long before major tensions arise between Rabbi David and the synagogue's women. At this point we're 15 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.
All Programs are Free and Open to the Public